AZIZA. Riddle and secret!
Gold, pearls, stones – everything in this Russian nesting doll is telling us that it is from a noble family. This beauty arrived from the east part of Russia, therefore there is a kind of the riddle and secret in it which you are willing to resolve without fail.
Wood, Tempera, lacquer. It is executed in traditions of women dresses of the Kazan area. Painting with the gold or silver leafs. Waterproof lacquer. The height of the first doll is 12 cm
In the nineties of XIX-th century A.Mamontova has brought to the Moscow toy workshop "Children's education" from Japan a figure of the good-natured bald old man - the wise man Fukurum. It was made as the small figures nested one in another.
In due time the Russian nesting dolls turned Sergiev Posad into the «toy capital». It happened before the revolution, but even today the skilled craftsmen can please us with the skillfully made toys. The known factory of toys produces the classical Zagorsk Russian nesting dolls, besides, there are a lot of the masters working in the city.
Birch is the even white-trunked light tree giving the transparent shade, decorating at any season any rural view, enjoys special love in Russia. Since old years the birch was the image of Russia. The simple and touching beauty of the birch imparts it the high esthetic value.